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to look on’ means to watch something happen.
- The Police just looked on as the demonstrators marched peacefully through the streets.
- Nobody helped me. They just looked on as I struggled to get up off the street.
‘to look on’ also means to consider someone or something in a special way.
- We are very close. I look on him as my brother.
- Don’t look on not getting the job as a failure. It’s not.
‘to look out’ means be careful. It is always an order.
- Look out! The boss is coming.
- Look out! You’re going to fall.
‘to look out for’ means to watch carefully around you so you will notice something or someone in particular.
- When you go to the conference, look out for Anna. She will be there.
- Janet is twenty next week. Can you look out for a present when you are in the shops?
‘to look out for’ can also mean to take care of someone.
- Will is a great brother. He always looks out for his sisters.
- She’s very selfish. She just looks out for herself.
‘to look over’ means to quickly examine something.
- At the end of the exam, I only had a few minutes to look over what I had written.
- The doctor quickly looked him over before sending him for an x-ray.
‘to look round’ means to walk through a building or place to have a look at it.
- When you travel on business, you don’t have time to look round the places you visit.
- The first time we looked round the house, we knew it was the house for us.
‘to look through’ means to quickly examine a text or some things.
- I decided to give half my clothes away when I had looked through them.
- We looked through the list of applicants and made a shortlist of the six best qualified.
‘to look up’ means to find a piece of information in a book or other source of information.
- I didn’t know the word so I looked it up in the dictionary.
- I looked their address up in the Yellow Pages.
‘to look up to’ means to respect and admire someone.
- My father’s wonderful. He’s the person I most look up to.
- All his employees look up to him and admire him
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‘to look after’ means to take care of someone or something.
- When I have to travel on business, my parents usually look after my children.
- I look after the office when my colleagues are away on business.
‘to look ahead’ means to think about and plan the future.
- We have to look ahead and try to estimate our needs for the next few years.
- In this business, it’s very difficult to look ahead and predict what will happen.
‘to look at’ means to read something quickly and not very thoroughly.
- Could you look at my report and tell me if you think it’s OK?
- I looked at your figures and they seem fine to me.
‘to look at’ can also mean to investigate or think carefully about a problem or situation.
- Costs are getting out of control. We need to look at them closely.
- John looked at renting cars but it would be too expensive.
‘to look back’ means to think about something that happened in the past.
- I realise I was very naive when I look back.
- If we look back over the last three years, we can see many times when we were very successful.
‘to look down on’ means to think something or someone is inferior.
- The people who work in Headquarters always look down on the people in the branches.
- Don’t look down on him just because he left school at 16. He has been very successful.
‘to look for’ means to try to find something lost or that you need.
- My assistant is leaving at the end of the month. I’m looking for a new one.
- He has been looking for a job for ages now.
‘to look forward to’ means to feel excited and happy about something that is going to happen.
- I’m seeing him on Tuesday. I’m really looking forward to it.
- We’re looking forward to our English classes.
‘to look in’ means to visit someone for a short time.
- I’ll look in on my way home and we can have a cup of tea.
- Look in on Jenny and check that she is still working.
‘to look into’ means to examine a problem or situation.